## Bloody Leicester

Never agree to 3 points on top of the vig.
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### Re: Bloody Leicester

The problem is that in general the "odds" are designed to push the most people to bet a certain way. They are never t3h R34lz 0dz.

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Malfie Henpox
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### Re: Bloody Leicester

A bit of both, probably. They were unbelievable outsiders, though. Not many bet, even at 5000/1.

I'm at a loss as to what to compare it to. It's just ridiculous.

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### Re: Bloody Leicester

I got one. I would say it was compatible to Trinidad and Tobago winning the medal haul at an Olympics.

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### Re: Bloody Leicester

The odds that a Racist Cunt will ever cease being a Racist Cunt?

Not sure Vegas will take that action. Morri?

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### Re: Bloody Leicester

Or Florida winning the World Series.
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### Re: Bloody Leicester

More like Florida winning the Eurovision song contest.

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### Re: Bloody Leicester

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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### Re: Bloody Leicester

I wonder if there will now be a temporary run on absurd, outside-chance wagering.

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### Re: Bloody Leicester

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Or Florida winning the World Series.
The wild card that makes comparison rough for this is relegation.

It would be like the worst AAA team being promoted to a full MLB status and then winning the world series. Absurd but basically what you're looking at here.

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### Re: Bloody Leicester

Grammatron wrote:I wonder if there will now be a temporary run on absurd, outside-chance wagering.
I would not be surprised. Seriously. It is the lottery effect in that people will see that. I [Bore--Ed.] regale people about how a friend suggested we both bet "$10 on the home town team to win" the Super Bowl. I retorted I would take my$10 and buy something useful like a half of a lapdance or something.

This was 2001.

He did add that if he had the balls he would have rebet when Drew Bledsoe went down since Vegas added a few zeros to the end of the odds.

I am sure people chased that nonsense. Vegas survives on people chasing bad bests. Now maybe Leichester has become a "dynasty" that will win again--the only actual "Northern Powerhouse" in the UK--so maybe people betting on them to win again next year will do it. I suspect the odds will come down, of course--they did for the Pats in 2002 and they did not even make the playoffs. But it is not that easy. If it was, Morrie would not be calling Jimmy to help him convince some deadbeats to settle their debts.

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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
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"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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### Re: Bloody Leicester

Something I just read said that bookies were giving better odds on Elvis turning out to actually be alive.

But yeah, I bet there will be an uptick in "absurd outside chance betting". My question is (and I sincerely don't know the answer to this) is if one made such a bet, would one be better off doing that or dropping an equivalent amount of money on a lottery. Since that's really what a lottery is, when you think about it, "absurd outside chance betting" distilled into its purest form.
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### Re: Bloody Leicester

Well, the odds are always better than the Lottery, though one could argue, in some circumstances, the impossibility of a certain sports outcome is "4 r43lz" more impossible. The problem with that is it does not account for intervening events that can happen. I just read that even if Brady ends up serving his suspension, the Pats are the favorites to win the Super Bowl again.

Excuse me for a moment.

Whereas Cleveland, The Niners, and . . . Some Other Pathetic Team are like the worse at 100 to 1 or something. Those are better odds than your basic lottery, but Cleveland will not win the Super Bowl.

Unless . . . you have injuries in other teams, and Cleveland gets "lucky." Hell, too many times I have posted the sudden and historical shift in odds to win a SB turned by one single play:

That one. Now, anyone who thought Seattle would lose at that moment is lying to you. If you could possibly lay a bet at that moment, the odds would be . . . like . . . hugeleventy against.

Yet they lost. Because you cannot account for stupid in sports.

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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

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